All the transformations of the Saiyans from Dragon Ball Z to Dragon Ball Super were explained and ordered by power level, reaching Ultra Instinct!
One of the greatest attractions of the Dragon Ball franchise has been the evolution of the main characters, especially its protagonist Son Goku, belonging to the Saiyans ( Saiyajins ) species, which as they gain power, they transform into states of greater strength, known as the ‘Super Saiyan’ states.
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During the Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball Super, and Dragon Ball Heroes series, this power has evolved to unexpected points, causing not only the character’s appearance change, with hair color changes included ( Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan God, Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Blue…) but with an exponential increase in his powers that equate him to the most powerful gods in the multiverse.
In addition to Son Goku, characters like Son Gohan, Vegeta, Trunks, Gogeta, or the fearsome Cumber and Broly have manifested changes in the normal pattern of this state and then we will see them all!
The analysis and explanation of all the states of the Saiyan begin, from the levels with less power to the most invincible, such as Super Saiyan 4 or Ultra Instinct (Ultra Instinct):
WHO ARE THE SAIYANS?
The saiyans (saiyans) are a race of space warriors, coming from Planet Vegeta. They are a warrior species, with their individuals born to wage war on other worlds and conquer as many more planets as possible. Coming from the planet Vegeta, they were subjugated by the Empire of Frieza, a villain who was using them until he became aware of the legend of the Super Saiyan, which said that one day the ultimate warrior of this species would appear to dominate the entire cosmos. It was then that he decided to eliminate practically all of this species by destroying the entire planet.
Anyway, Prince Vegeta along with his lieutenants Nappa and Raditz survived because they were on other planets, and they did not know that it was Freeza himself who destroyed their planet. On the other hand, Broly and Goku were in other places in the universe, and no one knew of their existence.
1- BASE STATE OF SAIYAJIN
The normal state of the Saiyans is the base, already profoundly more powerful than a human. The strength of Son Goku, being a pre-adolescent child, allowed him, for example, to receive bullets without going through his skin, fall from hundreds of meters high and not die, fall from skyscrapers and a building fell on him, without apparent damage . With martial arts training provided by Master Mutenroshi, Goku advanced in a refined combat technique. On the other hand, as they fight, the Saiyans are increasing their power to a great extent, being their main method to become stronger.
Saiyans have an ability that makes them increase their power level countless times: They can transform into Ozarus, that is, into giant monkeys. If they have a tail (if they have not cut it off), when they are in the light of a moon or another satellite of the cosmos, the light energy they give off activates a transformation that has helped them conquer the most hostile planets.
3- GOKU KAIOKEN
The Kaio-Ken state is one of Son Goku’s first power explosions, which consists of concentrating and multiplying a large part of his power for a certain limited time. Initially, Goku can double his speed, strength and resistance, but in combat against Vegeta, he shows that he can multiply Kaio-Ken himself x2, Kaio-Ken x3 or even by 4 … and against Frieza he uses it x10 and x20.
4- GOKU FALSE SUPER SAIYAN
This state is achieved when a Saiyan is close to defeat and manages to briefly manifest his Super Saiyan power. It cannot be accessed at will, and was seen for the first and last time in the Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug movie.
5- GOKU SUPER SAIYAN
The Super Saiyan (Super Saiyan) state is the best known and most exploited of Dragon Ball Z, the image of a brand that has grown enormously since then. The first time we saw this transformation was when Son Goku was fighting Frieza, and the villain decided to kill Krillin, Goku’s ally and friend, in a very cruel way. When he saw it, something exploded inside the saiyan, a click that filled him with a deep anger that unleashed all his ki, making him the Super Saiyan of legends. Then, with the passage of time, many more super saiyans have appeared (Vegeta, Trunks, Gohan …) and they have evolved their power much more.
6- GOKU SUPER SAIYAN KAIOKEN
This state of Son Goku arises from the union of the Super Saiyan state with the power of the Kaioken. It was seen when Goku had died and was participating in Heaven’s martial arts tournament, fighting against Pikkon.
7- GOKU DAI NI DANKAI
The Dai Ni Dankai transformation is an imperfect evolution from the Super Saiyan state. It is actually more powerful than the base Super Saiyan transformation, but it turns out that it makes the saiyan so muscular that it takes away a lot of mobility. Son Goku realized very quickly while Trunks believed himself to be much more powerful than Cell, but ultimately fell defeated because he could not touch him due to his lack of speed.
8- GOKU SUPER SAIYAN 2
The second phase of the Super Saiyan power: Its natural evolution, albeit with a lot of effort. The first to achieve this great power was Son Gohan, who although he had developed the Super Saiyan, needed to be provoked to the extreme by Cell (Cell), who killed the android A-16 in a dramatic way, to unleash it. It is a power born of anger, just like the normal Super Saiyan, but that multiplies the warrior’s potential even more. Physically, this state causes all the hair to rise, except for a lock, and white rays arise between the hero in question.
9- BROLY, THE LEGENDARY SUPER SAIYAN
The legend of the Saiyans said that one day the legendary Saiyan would be born, and that seems to be Broly, a baby saiyan who was banished from the planet Vegeta when King Vegeta discovered his power. He and his father survived in the cosmos while little by little his power grew. His father, seeing the danger that he could pose, placed a diadem on him that managed to control him mentally, although when Goku appeared on his planet he unleashed all his power and cruelty. He was barely defeated … He first appeared in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Dueling, and was reversed in the movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
10- GOKU, SUPER SAIYAN 3
After dying at the hands of Cell, when it exploded as one of his final attacks, Goku began training non-stop in Heaven, and when he returned for 24 hours to Earth, during the Bu Saga, he faced this villain developing the third phase of the Super Saiyan, with a tough, dragon-like appearance, with a very long golden mane.
11- MYSTICAL GOHAN
This new transformation of Son Gohan is exclusive to him, and it occurred when he was trained by the Kaioshin gods, so that he could defeat Bú. It is a state without limitations for Gohan, getting the maximum potential, which makes him more powerful than a Super Saiyan 3, and can even reach a level similar to Super Saiyan God Blue, with training. Gohan’s appearance did not change, except for a white aura.
12 – SUPER SAIYAN GOD (SUPER SAIYAN GOD)
This transformation of the Saiyan is a new evolution of power and grants the user the ‘pious ki’, giving him a boost of power beyond Super Saiyan 3. Initially it is obtained through a ritual involving six righteous Saiyans or special divine training. , but later, Goku or Vegeta can launch it at will. In terms of appearance change, the Saiyan’s hair color turns reddish, in addition to a look without evil, and the body does not become more muscular.
13- VEGETA BABY
In the spin off Dragon Ball GT, which after Dragon Ball Super is considered to be out of canon but is part of the Dragon Ball Multiverse as a possible future, we met Baby, a villain who was introduced into Vegeta to ‘merge ‘with it and control it from within. It was then that we saw him slowly evolve into incredible powers that Son Goku could only stop by transforming into Super Saiyan 4.
14- GOKU BEYOND GOD (BEYOND GOD)
After having reached the power of Super Saiyan God in Dragon Ball: The Battle of the Gods, Whis, the custodian of Bills, the God of Destruction, offered to train Goku and Vegeta, who in a very short time reached superior powers. to the Super Saiyan God.
15- SUPER SAIYAN PINK
The Super Saiyan Rosa (Rose) is Black Goku, an alternative version of Goku in which Zamasu, the Kaio of the North from Universe 10, replaced his body with that of the Dragon Ball hero. With this new body, he explored the limits of his demiurgic powers added to those of the saiyan, giving rise to a new transformation full of evil.
16- GOKU SUPER SAIYAN BLUE
Super Saiyan Blue is an evolved form of the Super Saiyan God. It is the Super Saiyan of the Super Saiyan God, a tremendous explosion of power that we could see for the first time in the movie Dragon Ball: The Resurrection of Freeza, and it was the star transformation during the first part of the Dragon Ball Super anime.
17- GOKU SUPER SAIYAN BLUE KAIOKEN
As Goku did in his original Super Saiyan transformation, he tried adding the Kaioken to the Super Saiyan Blue transformation, resulting in a powerful multiplication of his power, by 10 and by 20. He used it in the Universal Tournament.
18- TRUNKS SUPER SAIYAN RAGE
The appearance of the Super Saiyan Rage form mainly resembles a standard Super Saiyan 2, with the golden aura added to a blue glow around the wearer’s body, like an inverted version of the Super Saiyan Blue aura. It is extremely powerful, it was capable of doing a lot of damage to Zamasu’s final transformation, and it was developed by Trunks after succumbing to the most intense anger he felt.
19- VEGETA SUPER SAIYAN BLUE EVOLUTION
Esta transformación representa el poder más allá de Super Saiyan Blue, desarrollado por Vegeta al tratar de superar, como siempre, a Son Goku. También llamado Super Saiyan God SS Evolved, el aspecto de su portador no cambia demasiado con respecto al Super Saiyan Blue, salvo que las pupilas de los ojos se vuelven azules y la mirada es más intensa.
20th – BROLY IN IRACUNDO STATE (IKARI NO JOTAI)
One of Broly’s intermediate states, prior to developing his own version of the Super Saiyan, is the ‘irate state’. This power is discovered in the movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly, and manages to be so powerful that it can fight one-on-one against the Super Saiyans Blue of Vegeta and Goku.
21 – GOKU SUPER SAIYAN 4
In Dragon Ball GT, Son Goku developed one of his most shocking and bestial states of all those he has ever had: The Super Saiyan 4. This transformation arose when, on another planet, Goku transformed into a golden Ozaru after seeing Earth. But when he managed to control that power, he ended up transforming into the Super Saiyan 4. He is one of the most ultra-powerful versions of the character, and for many fans the true ultimate.
22- KAFLA SUPER SAIYAN LEGENDARY
In the ‘Universal Survival’ arc of the Dragon Ball Super series, we witness one of the most powerful manifestations of manga and anime. Kafla arises from the Saiyan fusion born from the union between Kale and Caulifla through the Pothala Earrings of the Kaio-shin. These two saiyans come from Universe 6 and showed great facility to transform into Super Saiyans and Super Saiyans level 2, managing to counter Goku’s incomplete Ultra Instinct power, but when they transformed into Kafla they managed to get the maximum level of Goku, once again.
23- KEFLA IN SUPER SAIYAN 2 LEGENDARY
When Kefla managed to master the power of the legendary Super Saiyan, she was able to give a new impulse to her power by transforming into the legendary Super Saiyan 2, being able to put a Goku transformed into an incomplete Ultra Instinct in serious trouble.
24- GOKU ULTRA INSTINCT (SELFISH / INCOMPLETE DOCTRINE)
Before transforming into the Ultra Instinct version, Goku displayed the so-called ‘Selfish Doctrine’ during the Universal Tournament Saga, a momentary and incomplete transformation, and he achieves it after breaking all his self-limiting shells, taking advantage of the deepest potential within itself. In the manga and the anime it has different origins: In the anime he succeeds in resisting an exceptionally powerful attack, while in the manga it is the culmination of all of Goku’s martial arts training by various masters throughout his life.
25- CUMBER, OZARU DORADO
The transformation to Golden Ozaru is powerful in and of itself, but the fact that Cumber, the villain emerged in the video game and anime series Dragon Ball Heroes, has transformed into it, resulted in his most powerful version. Neither Goku Super Saiyan Blue nor Goku Super Saiyan 4 could defeat him, only Goku could finally transform into Ultra Instinct:
26- BROLY SUPER SAIYAN MAXIMUM POWER
In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Akira Toriyama and Toei decided to conceptually reformulate Broly, a villain who had appeared in three Dragon Ball Z movies. Instead of the legendary Super Saiyan as such – which he would continue to be – a new form of name, and he ended up becoming the Super Saiyan Full Power, the Super Saiyan at maximum power, which could only be defeated when Goku and Vegeta merged and transformed into Gogeta Super Saiyan Blue.
27- GOGETA SUPER SAIYAN 4
In Dragon Ball GT we could see again – in 1996 – the fusion between Goku and Vegeta, but both in Super Saiyan 4 states, resulting in a deeply powerful version of both, never seen and the strongest of all that saga.
28- GOGETA SUPER SAIYAN BLUE
Gogeta’s version in Super Saiyan Blue is one of the greatest manifestations of power in Dragon Ball history. It happened in the movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly, and Goku and Vegeta had to turn to her in order to defeat a fully unleashed Broly.
29- VEGETTO SUPER SAIYAN BLUE
This is the other form of fusion of Goku and Vegeta, using the Pothala earrings of the Kaioshins. On this occasion, in Dragon Ball Super they took the opportunity to use their divine kis with which Vegetto is able to transform into Super Saiyan Blue, and fight with Zamasu Fusion in his final transformation.
31- GOKU ULTRA PERFECT INSTINCT
Goku’s ultimate transformation so far. It is a technique that manages to separate the consciousness from the body, allowing it to move and fight independently of the thoughts and emotions of a martial artist, sometimes being called the ‘state of the gods’. Unlike in previous Super Saiyan transformations, where Goku had to let himself be carried away by his emotions, out of rage or anger (Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan Blue), or even pity (Super Saiyan God), in this case he had to let go of his emotions outside of himself.
He first released this power in the Universal Tournament, fighting against Jiren, and since then it has become the ultimate expression of his power. One of the curiosities of this power is that, if Goku gets angry, he can increase it, but shortly after it expires since he loses the calm of his heart,
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